How to Remove Acrylic Nails at Home

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So you want those beautiful acrylic nails to be taken off, whatever the reason maybe, but not sure what is the perfect method to safely remove the acrylic nails at home?

Here is the most detailed guide to get your acrylic nails off. I have outlined all the major steps as well as supplies required.

There are mainly two methods to remove the acrylic nails at home if you want to do it yourself.

Method 1 : Using Acetone

Method 2 : Using Dental Floss (no acetone)

Both methods work great, though method 1 is recommended as it is more healthy and precise way to get the acrylic nails off.

Simply click on the method you want to follow and take off your acrylic nails at home yourself in no time:

Method 1: How to Remove Acrylic Nails Using Acetone

Method 2: How to Remove Acrylic Nails Using Dental Floss (Without Acetone)

Thanks a lot, but which method will be more suitable for me?

I personally recommend using acetone to take off your acrylic nails as that is much safer and risk free but still i have tried to compare both listing few pros and cons of each.



how to take off acrylic nails using acetone

Using Acetone


  • Easy method to follow at home.
  • You can do it yourself.
  • No risk of breakage or damage to natural nail
  • The only proper method to take off your acrylic nails.


  • Acetone (chemical) is used.
  • Must handle acetone with high care
  • Acetone is highly flammable and can burn your fingers if you don’t use it the correct way.
  • Little expensive to get your acrylic nails off.



how to get acrylic nails off without acetone

Without Acetone 


  • No use of acetone.
  • Chemical free method
  • Very easy to do at home.
  • Quite cheaper cost wise.
  • Needs only a few supplies easily available at home.


  • Not the best method to take your fake nails off.
  • Cannot be used on all types safely.
  • High risk of damage to your natural nail bed.
  • Painful if nail breaks in wrong direction.
  • You need a partner to do it.


Alright so which method do you recommend?

I would suggest not to take risk with your beautiful nails. Using wrong technique will probably save you a few bucks to buy an extra burger but would you like hiding your nails while you eat the same burger in a public restaurant?

Definitely NO!! 

The proper technique is to soak the nails in acetone and that’s the only safe method to remove acrylic nails but yes you will need to follow strict instructions.

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